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The Father’s Love - Part 1 of 2

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May 21, 2022 8:00 pm

The Father’s Love - Part 1 of 2

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May 21, 2022 8:00 pm

“When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt” (Hosea 11:1).

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The Baptist Bible lower no comes to you under the direction of Elder Lucero Bradley Junior will and personal share. Bradley Junior inviting you to stay tuned for another message of God's sovereign grace and all in the and and and I'm thankful for the response we received into these broadcasts. People tell me that they've been listening all her life and they rejoice in the truth of God's grace that we emphasize if you're blessed by the messages we'd like to hear from our address is Baptist Bible power box 17/37, Cincinnati, OH 45217 depend on mistress for support. So in order to stay on your station. We need to hear from our listeners and have their help and in and in and in and in and the book of Hosea is a unique book.

We have beautiful descriptions of God's love dark scenes of simple activity horrific descriptions of the judgments that God would bring on this day would come to the 11th chapter of the book of Hosea reading verses 1 to 4 when Israel was a child. Then I loved him and called my son how to think, as they call them, so they went from them.

They sacrificed to bail him and burn incense to graven images. I talked Ephraim also to go taking them by their arms, but they knew not that I feel I drew them with horns of a man with bands of love weight was to them as they take off the of their jobs and laid me on to the nearly part of this book we solve God's love for his people depicted by the love that Hosea had for his unfaithful wife. Now we see that love displayed as a father, loving son, that we work through those chapters, which described Israel's and the judgments that would come as a result, vineyards and fig trees destroy they would eat, but not have enough Ephraim would fall in their iniquity. The Lord says I will tear as a lion would devour them and they would bear no fruit on and off verse after verse. Chapter after chapter describes the terrible sin of God's people and the severe judgments that would befall them. Now we are called to remember mercy.

It's good to call to remembrance the blessings of former days there.

Sometimes when people need to forget the past. The apostle Paul said, forgetting those things that are behind, I press toward the mark of the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. A person spends much time grieving over the sins and mistakes of the past, nurturing some of the resentments and encouraging their bitter spirit to be sustained if something that must be rejected, forgetting those things. On the other hand, it's beneficial to us to recall the mercies of God from the past. Remember how gracious and good men to us so many times. Time after time. So first, as we look at these verses we think about remembering great mercy. The Lord says I loved him when the Israelite nation was in bondage. God love them and brought them out. I said it was not because they were great in numbers that he loved them.

The fact is, they were not according to his own sovereign pleasure that he make choice of them and love them book of Deuteronomy chapter 7 beginning of the six verse for thou art and holy people under the Lord thy God, the Lord thy God hath chosen the to be a special people unto himself above all people that are upon the face of the earth Lord did not set his love upon you not choose you because you were more in number than any people for me were the fewest of all people, but because the Lord love you and because he would keep the old, which he had sworn in bigger fathers have the Lord brought out with a mighty hand and redeemed you out of the house of bond and from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt with explanation then can be given as to why looking at all the nations upon the earth. God would select Israel God would say I love you I'm going to bring you out of bondage I'm going to bless you to go to the land of promise course reference is made to the fact that there was an oath. God had sworn to their fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and to Jacob that he would bring them into that land. So according to covenant according to God's promise and arrangement he is bringing the people asked what claim did Israel have on the Lord. What demand could have been made, what expectation could have been bears on the basis of any merit or worth in them.

Absolutely none. There was nothing about them that because God to be moved toward them, nothing that would attract or demand his favor, and the same is true with us. We as believers have no merit. Nothing by which we can claim the blessings and mercies of God. Ephesians chapter 2 verses 4 to 5 but God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in sins have in this together with Christ by grace ye are saying the wonderful truth of grace is repeated over and over again. God's word. It's a truth in which we should continue to rejoice with truth, for which we should regularly give thanks. If one is it all inclined like the Pharisee to boast saying I think the that I'm not as other men.

I am superior to others are not that great set opposite with that spirit they will never appreciate the grace of God. But if you been convicted of your sin. If you been made to see your unworthiness. If you been made to realize that you could not possibly obligate God that there's nothing about you that would demand his blessing you will appreciate the wonderful truth of grace and continue to be able to rejoice in it. The Kim writer expresses like this. What was there in you that could merit esteem or give the creator liked was even so father you ever must saying because it seemed good in my site in the first chapter the book of Ephesians. Looking at verses three and four says, Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ to have blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ, according as he have chosen us in him before the foundation of the world.

Spurgeon said let others say what they will electing love when always be most precious to us, for it is the foundation blessing the first of all, favors the mother of Mercy's we nailed to our mass. The old flag of free grace, but leave with the possible that we were predestinated. According the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own love that expression we nailed to our mass. The old flag of free grace had pay we ever wave back flag and rejoice in that truth of God's sovereign grace, so the text says that God loved his people he loved them and the explanation that he gives because he loved them. It was his pleasure to do so. Then he says your called my son the idea of God as father is not prominent in the Old Testament they thought about him as being powerful majestic glorious but they didn't think so much of them in terms as their father and they being his son but here the mention is made in this passage that God calls Israel is so and were encourage then as we come to the New Testament as Jesus speaks of the sermon on the Mount to pray our father which art in heaven. Ephesians chapter 1 verse five says, having predestinated us under the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will predestinated us to be adopted to be adopted into his family. What amazing grace at the ends would think grace would indeed be something of which we could rejoice to think that we would be pardoned, that we would be forgiven that we would be delivered, but to think of being adopted into his family that he would claim us recognize us as his children. First John chapter 3 verse one says the whole what manner of love that we should be called the sons of God. Think of you as a fallen center having violated God's law.

Having no merit to claim even the smallest of his mercy would now be in into his family tend to be considered his weird poor sinful worthy. Romans 56 describes is like this when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for one God he died not to bless somebody who was worthy of blessing, but he died for the company because of our fallen, sinful nature, there is nothing in the house. There is nothing about us that would bring us into fellowship with a holy God who hate sin was angry with the wicked, everyday but because of the sacrificial death of his son Jesus Christ going to the cross-claim down his life suffering of those hours upon the cross.

What man could never have paid for suffering forever in hell. God's wrath being meted out upon all who ultimately would be believers in Jesus Christ suffering in their state when we were without strength having no ability, no strength, no merit, nothing to offer, died for the godly rebel by nature, but #grace did indicate his family that somebody might object and say will I don't really consider myself a rebel. Let's think about how submissive. Have you been the commandments of God over your lifetime. Had there not been times when you knew full well what Scripture said but you what the opposite direction. You did exactly contrary to what God commanded that nature down deep inside humble even though you might have thought momentarily about the consequences you didn't that stand in your way. Went right on doing what you want to do a rebel, but not grace subdued humble change transform the place that you desire above everything else to please your heavenly father, and though you recognize you still come short when you fail your broken your greed.

You come home to the throne of grace, asking that God will forgive you and enable you to overcome those temptations that so easily beset them that you can go forward and live in a godly way to his praise and his Romans chapter 8 verse 17 says and if children, then their heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ acts just almost too much to fathom. Not the think that we are born with a sinful nature, we demonstrated that all of her life. We sinned and come short of his glory Vegas obstinate nature is with in us and now not only pardoned not only redeemed not only cleanse but I did into his family and him coming joint heir with Jesus Christ, so that everything that he has complained her that I deserve that, but it sure gives free and sovereign grace. Yes, call my cell called out of Egypt chosen were in bondage that were made slayings they suffer with the taskmaster they cried out.

They grow because of their situation did not flee from there. Jeremiah 31 three says EA. I have love the with an everlasting love.

Therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn love you my love is everlasting, from everlasting to everlasting. It's always been that doesn't run that goes on forever and because of my love, I have drawn the he calls his own with irresistible grace.

Romans chapter 8 verse 30 says moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called the numbers the same.

Those that are predestinated are called. This doesn't indicate just an invitation. This is talking about and effectual drawing. The predestinated are brought to him call because the caller justified unjustified or glorified. So you start with a number the predestinated before the foundation of the world and you come to the same number glorified in heaven.

Ultimately, when they're resurrected and conformed perfectly to the image of Jesus Christ to sing his praise called John 637 it says all over.

The father giveth me shall come to me. It's about an object that was about as I do want to come by nature wanted to come lift myself. He says, how does that mean that he drags them as they seek to resist and pay object all the way.

Absolutely not. By the effectual work of the Holy Spirit take transformation occurs deep within them that individual who had no interest in it at all suddenly sees Jesus Christ as being the glorious Savior that he is and their desires for him and they long to be in fellowship with you to know that he has forgiven. This is the work of God's grace all that the father giveth me shall come. Not one of them shall Be lost impossible. Anyone chosen the father.

Given that the sun redeemed at the cost call. The Holy Spirit ever to be lost saved secure by grace. Jesus said in John 1027 my sheep hear my voice and I know them and they follow me. They recognize the voice, they gladly follow. So today, if you have it in your heart the desire to follow him recognize his voice in the gospel message you recognize his voice as he moves upon you and draws you back is: spirit is never out of Egypt had not got brought the event of the possibility. How could these people who were slaves decide one day we're going to resist were going to pack her things and no way they could possibly have. They wouldn't even entertain the idea. It was such an impossibility, but the Lord says I have brought you from my son. He prepared the way he prepared Moses sparing his life. When all of the infants were being put to death so that he was discovered by Pharaoh's daughter Providence in Pharaoh's house and ultimately able to lead the people and so God brought them then there are prophetic words in this passage when he says my son out of Egypt because in the book of Matthew chapter 2 we read these words in the 14th and 15th versus warning arose and that speaks of Joseph Jesus earthly father when he Joseph arose. He took the young child and his mother by night and departed into Egypt and was there until the death of Harry that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, out of Egypt have I call myself casually reading through the book of Hosea, it would never drawn on you to think that that was a prophetic reference in this that I brought my son out of each.

But when we come to the gospel of Matthew we find him referring to this Old Testament and saying that it referred to Christ. When Joseph had to take it down to Egypt to escape the edict at that time that the children are being slaughtered that I have brought in this calling of Christ out of Egypt speaks of calling all T is through him out spiritual slavery. You all the in this book of Hosea when we have seen so many dark truths are usually seen judgments came upon.

How refreshing to read of God's marvelous grace. The father's love that he had for his people. When we rejoice today in the likeness of God, our heavenly father loves us and holds us up according to his mercy and hope that you will write or send until next week. At the same time with the Lord richly bless the be the Baptist Bible is come to you under the direction of Sarah Bradley Junior mailed to the Baptist Bible Lord Cincinnati, OH 45217.

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